restraint on alienation

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restraint on alienation

A restriction on the ability to transfer real property, such as a gift of land to a church or university with the requirement that it not be sold for 99 years.Restraints on alienation are generally disfavored by the law and will only be enforced if they are reasonable in scope and duration.

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